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In the healthcare industry, the data generated, captured and analyzed by an intelligent system built on Windows Embedded helps drive efficiencies, maintain compliance and help people advance research, management and care. Blog posts on this page include information on trends and innovations in intelligent systems in healthcare.
Posted By Kristin FlandreauAmericas Business Group Lead
What does enterprise mobility mean to you? Many of us think of mobility as a small handheld computing device we carry with us to stay on top of business. Enterprise mobility enables a workforce to have instant access to information through mobile applications anywhere, anytime.
In today's business environment, we rely on the availability of and access to the latest information in real time, and mobility makes this possible. This is especially true in healthcare: Health organizations need information when and where they need it. Anywhere access is becoming equal in importance to having an Internet connection.
The U.S. spends about $2.8 trillion annually on health expenses. That’s about $8,915 per person and amounts to 17.2 percent of gross domestic product. These numbers are astounding!
The West Health Institute, a medical research organization, has identified the lack of medical device interoperability — the ability of medical devices and healthcare systems to seamlessly communicate and exchange information — as one source of high healthcare costs. It reports an opportunity to save up to $30 billion per year, if the vision of a connected healthcare marketplace can be realized.
Posted By Valerie OlagueWindows Embedded digital marketing lead
Whenever I meet new people, I try to guess the part of the world that their ancestors came from. A combination of their appearance and their name leads me to a guess, and I must admit I’m pretty good at it, at least from a regional perspective. English vs. Irish vs. Scottish? Yes. Italian vs. Greek? Yes again. Chinese vs Japanese? Yes. Add in Korean and Vietnamese? Some of the time. Swedish vs. Danish? Never!
With all this guessing going on, you can be sure that I also wonder about my own roots. My maiden name, Carras, is Greek (spelled Karras in Greece, since there is no ‘c’ in the Greek alphabet). On both sides, my parent’s parents immigrated to America from Greece. But what happened 500 years ago or more? And what makes Greek people Greek? It was only a matter of time before I sent a saliva sample to a DNA analysis company to tap into the power of big data to find out more about my maternal lineage. And find out, I did.
Posted By Karen RobertsSenior Partner Marketing Manager
It’s always a thrill when I learn about inventive and advanced solutions our partners have developed using our products and core technology. Omnicell’s intelligent systems solutions for healthcare, built on the Microsoft platform, including Windows Embedded, successfully addresses the workflow and problems faced by pharmacy, nursing, materials management and IT departments. Our recently published story—and corresponding video—show the highlights of this truly innovative solution; here, we’ll go a little deeper into the technology.
The Omnicell G4 medication management solution and Omnicell Anesthesia Workstations have been built with Windows Embedded Standard 7, which provides a strong platform to help streamline workflow and increase efficiency. Great River Medical Center is just one of the many customers who have benefited from the powerful platform designed to manage drug inventory in real time.
In the Great River Medical Center the pharmacy utilizes the Omnicell G4 inventory management carousel, which runs Windows Embedded Standard 7, to automate the retrieval of medication from shelves while tracking inventory. A high-speed unit dose packager speeds the preparation of individual doses of medication, saving additional prep time for pharmacists. When inventory drops below a preset level, the Omnicell WorkflowRx software automatically reorders the medication from the wholesaler. The carousel takes up about one-fifth of the floor space of the old shelves, but stores three times as much medication.
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Posted By Windows Embedded Team
Dell has just announced a breakthrough in cloud-client computing: The first-ever quad core thin client platform running Windows Embedded 8 Standard.
The new machines feature the 64-bit Windows Embedded OS, powerful processors from AMD, quad core graphics capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures. Dell says its new Wyse D class and Z class thin clients are poised to change the game for industries like healthcare, retail and finance, in which secure, reliable, high-fidelity computing on portable devices and digital signage are mandatory.
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